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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools and it gives us, as a school, time to plan events to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations!


Please join us in wearing YOUR orange shirt or a piece of orange clothing to show YOUR support!